Hebron Town Calendar
August  2018
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Events on August 1, 2018
  • Open Space Land Acquisition

    7:00 pm

    Hebron Town Office Building, 15 Gilead St, Hebron, CT 06248, USA

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Events on August 2, 2018
  • BOS Meeting

    7:30 pm

    Hebron Town Office Building, 15 Gilead St, Hebron, CT 06248, USA

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Events on August 7, 2018
  • ZBA - Canceled

    7:30 pm

    Hebron Town Office Building, 15 Gilead St, Hebron, CT 06248, USA

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Events on August 9, 2018
  • Hebron BOE Meeting

    7:00 pm

    Gilead Hill School, 580 Gilead St, Hebron, Library

  • Historic Properties Commission

    7:00 pm

    Russell Mercier Senior Center, 14 Stonecroft Dr, Hebron, CT 06248, USA

  • Conservation Comm-Canceled

    7:30 pm

    Hebron Town Office Building, 15 Gilead St, Hebron, CT 06248, USA

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Events on August 12, 2018
  • Summer Concert Series Sponsored by The Town Center Project

    5:30 pm

    Veteran's Memorial Park Wall Street

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Events on August 13, 2018
  • Public Building Committee - Special Meeting

    7:00 pm

    Douglas Library of Hebron, 22 Main St, Hebron, CT 06248, USA

  • Library Board of Trustees

    7:00 pm

    Douglas Library of Hebron, 22 Main St, Hebron, CT 06248, USA

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Events on August 14, 2018
  • Planning & Zoning Commission

    7:00 pm

    Hebron Town Office Building, 15 Gilead St, Hebron, CT 06248, USA

  • WPCA

    7:30 pm

    Douglas Library of Hebron, 22 Main St, Hebron, CT 06248, USA

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Events on August 15, 2018
  • EMO - Hebron Fair

    10:00 am

    Hebron Town Office Building, 15 Gilead St, Hebron, CT 06248, USA

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Events on August 16, 2018
  • BOS Meeting

    7:30 pm

    Hebron Town Office Building, 15 Gilead St, Hebron, CT 06248, USA

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Events on August 18, 2018
  • St. Peter's Episcopal Church - Pulled Pork Dinner

    4:30 pm

    30 Church St, Hebron, CT 06248, USA

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Events on August 19, 2018
  • TTCP Lazy Days of Summer

    3:00 pm

    Hebron Town Center

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Events on August 20, 2018
  • RHAM Meeting

    6:30 pm

    Rham High School, 85 Wall St, Hebron, Chorus Room

  • EDC

    7:00 pm

    Hebron Town Office Building, 15 Gilead St, Hebron, CT 06248, USA

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Events on August 21, 2018
  • Democratic Town Committee

    7:00 pm

    Hebron Town Office Building, 15 Gilead St, Hebron, CT 06248, USA

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Events on August 23, 2018
  • Board of Finance

    7:00 pm

    Hebron Town Office Building, 15 Gilead St, Hebron, CT 06248, USA

  • Green Committee

    7:00 pm

    RHAM Cafeteria

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Events on August 25, 2018
  • CREOC Hazardous Waste Collection

    8:00 am

    Manchester, CT, USA

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Events on August 27, 2018
  • Parks & Recreation Commission

    7:00 pm

    Burnt Hill park, Hebron, CT 06248, USA

  • Republican Town Committee

    7:30 pm

    Hebron Town Office Building, 15 Gilead St, Hebron, CT 06248, USA

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Events on August 28, 2018
  • Public Building Committee

    6:30 pm

    Hebron Town Office Building, 15 Gilead St, Hebron, Celio Room

  • Planning and Zoning Commission

    7:00 pm

    Hebron Town Office Building, 15 Gilead St, Hebron, CT 06248, USA

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Upcoming Events
August 16, 2018

BOS Meeting

7:30 pm

Hebron Town Office Building, 15 Gilead St, Hebron, CT 06248, USA

August 18, 2018

St. Peter's Episcopal Church - Pulled Pork Dinner

4:30 pm

30 Church St, Hebron, CT 06248, USA

August 19, 2018

TTCP Lazy Days of Summer

3:00 pm

Hebron Town Center

August 20, 2018

RHAM Meeting

6:30 pm

Rham High School, 85 Wall St, Hebron, Chorus Room

EDC

7:00 pm

Hebron Town Office Building, 15 Gilead St, Hebron, CT 06248, USA

Open Space Land Acquisition Committee

History:

The Hebron Open Space Land Acquisition Committee, formed by Town Ordinance on June 4, 1998, consists of seven members including one representative for each of the following Boards or Commissions: Board of Selectmen and Finance, and the Planning and Zoning, Parks and Recreation and Conservation Commissions. Two members from the public also serve on the Committee. The Committee is charged with the responsibility of evaluating and recommending open space land purchases to the Board of Selectmen.

The Ordinance also created a Hebron Open Space Land Acquisition Fund, to be used for preservation and acquisition of open space. The Fund is financed primarily by an annual appropriation of up to ½ of a mil as approved in the town budget. Land Acquisition funds are also derived from fees received by the Town in lieu of open space dedications required with subdivision applications, from state grants and from voluntary contributions. Open Space land can be acquired or preserved through direct purchase by the Town, by the acquisition of conservation easements or by the purchase of development rights.

How Does Open Space Benefit You?

Click on the link below to learn more about how the Town of Hebron acquiring open space benefits the Town and its residents.

Open Space Flyer – Harvest Fair 2000

Conservation Easements

Aside from open space acquisitions, another method of open space and land preservation is accomplished through Conservation Easements on lands to preserve some significant natural or cultural resource.  Click on the link below to learn more about Conservation Easements.

OSLAC Conservation Easement Flyer 2001 color

Committee’s Recent Work:

The Committee continued to work closely with other Town boards and land use commissions in open space planning and evaluating open space preservation possibilities, especially for those parcels that can be linked into a town-wide greenway system.

The Committee identified its four highest priority areas within the town for open space preservation: The Fawn Brook/West Branch Fawn Brook corridor, the Raymond Brook Marsh area and the Judd Brook area for passive recreational and natural resource protection and the Gilead Hill area for farmland preservation.

Open Space Acquisitions:

Since the adoption of the Open Space Land Acquisition Fund and the Committee, the Town has purchased, or has accepted as gifts, a total of 522.3 acres of open space and recreational land.  During this same time-frame, the Town has worked closely with the State of Connecticut as they purchased an additional 195 acres of other valuable open space land in Hebron, including open space along the Air Line Trail.  This is in addition to 411 acres of development rights purchased by the State of CT to permanently preserve farmland in Hebron.  Overall, this accounts for over 1,128 acres preserved in Hebron since 1998.  These cooperative efforts, as well as Hebron’s success in securing State of Connecticut open space preservation grants, have resulted in the preservation of open space for recreational use, natural resource protection, and the preservation of agricultural land, while at the same time maximizing the effectiveness of the Town’s funds.  Click here to view a 2017 updated power point presentation containing additional information on the efforts of the Open Space Land Acquisition Committee.  OSLAC. March 2017 Update

Town’s Open Space Inventory:

Please click on the following link to view Hebron current Open Space Map:

CT_Hebron_OpenSpace

Committee Membership:

The Committee is chaired by Selectman, Brian O’Connell, with the full membership as follows:

Open Space Land Acquisition Committee
Brian O’Connell, Chairman
John Mullaney
Frank Zitkus
James Cordier
David Veschi
Christopher Frey
Jessica Petro
Regular meetings are scheduled on a bi-monthly basis, beginning with the first Wednesday in January, at 7:00 p.m. in the Town Hall, unless otherwise posted. All residents and Hebron landowners interested in participating in development of the town’s open space vision are encouraged to contact the Committee. The Committee hopes to provide such landowners an opportunity to share in the future stewardship of open space land in Hebron.

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